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Balancing. This has been our most FAQ as of late. Not only balancing the blog but balancing work and life and your love life while also maintaining friendships. I have been living in New York for a little over a year now and have never not been doing all 10,000 things. I went into living here with the blog as pretty much a part time hobby. In some ways I am very grateful for that because I never knew this city as anything else. HOWEVER it has taken me pretty much up until now to figure it all out while also maintaining happy. So below I list the tips that help me on a daily basis try my best to do it all!
Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
It is what it is. We are YOUNG. I am 23!! Maybe we accidentally go out on a Thursday night.. Guys. It Happens. We are only human. My major life key is that self deprecation is the key to failure. Do NOT compare yourself to others. I understand how hard that is especially in blogging but you need to do what fits your schedule. Remember some bloggers are full time, some are not. Therefor there is no comparison!
Now that we have that out of the way…
Mornings Are EVERYTHING
I have learned that the magic happens ALWAYS before 9am. Schedule your photoshoots from 7:30am-8:30am. I know this sounds crazy but it will save your life and your mind. I work a full time 9-6pm job and it is pitch black by 4pm. The only way without giving up your weekends is to shoot 3-4 looks in a morning hour time frame. You can do it! Coffee is your light at the end of the tunnel!!
It Is Okay To Rely On Others
I know this may be hard because you REALLY want to do it all. Trust me I am OCD about everything and I wish I could do it all.. however we can’t. We have photographers that we trust with our photos. I wish I could edit the shit out of lightroom like Lauren or Julie but at the time I do not have the resources to learn (this sucks to admit but true). We also hired an amazing graphic designer/web developer and hosting site to help us transfer to WordPress. I wish I could teach myself coding but I had to let this one go to others. BUT HEY IT IS OKAY!.
It Is Drive And Passion Beyond Everything
You don’t have to give up going out or hanging out with your boyfriend. If you have the passion for this hobby everything will fall into place. We all have to learn what works for us and if you ever reach a point of so much stress and almost hatred for this.. its not worth it. Trust me I spend my Sunday’s watching football and my Saturday nights with my friends. Sometimes I give up Friday’s for Saturday shoots but you don’t have to quit everything JUST because you work full time. Passion will always find a way to make it work!!
These are just a few ways that we have made it work in our lives. I know that it may seem so minimal but I have learned it really is mind over matter. You have to have the right mind set then everything else will fall into place.
Richard McFarland says
Waaaay too much pinko!